The Libra Association appoints James Emmett as Managing Director of Libra Networks

September 17, 2020
Libra Association

Geneva, Switzerland – The Libra Association,* an independent member organization, announces the appointment of James Emmett as the Managing Director of Libra Networks LLC, the operating company subsidiary of the Libra Association, with effect from 1 October 2020.

Stuart Levey, CEO of the Libra Association, said:

“James is a first-class financial services executive with deep substantive expertise and operational experience. I am excited that he is joining us and confident that his leadership will help make Libra’s vision a reality.”

James Emmett said:

“As someone who is passionate about the opportunities for financial services and technology to make a real difference, I am delighted to be joining Libra Networks with a mission to enhance financial innovation and inclusion and to deliver the operationalization of the network.”

Mr. Emmett’s appointment is the latest in a series of major progress updates this year, including the recent appointments of Steve Bunnell as Chief Legal Officer, Sterling Daines as Chief Compliance Officer, and Stuart Levey as Chief Executive Officer, as well as the addition of new members.

About James Emmett

Mr. Emmett is a highly experienced financial services leader with a wealth of global experience in business, strategy, technology, and operations, gained through his 25 years with HSBC, one of the world’s leading international financial services institutions.

He previously held the Chief Executive role of HSBC Bank plc and Europe, where he was responsible for HSBC’s UK Wholesale Bank and operations across Continental Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Bermuda. Before his CEO role, Mr. Emmett served as Chief Operating Officer of HSBC Bank plc, where he oversaw technology and operations across the firm. Previous roles at the company include serving as the CEO of Turkey, Global Head of Trade and Receivables Finance, Regional President for Metro New York Retail and Small Business banking, and senior roles in Strategy and Business Management.

*On December 1, 2020, the Libra Association was renamed to Diem Association.

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